Business Resilience Manager




Accountancy & Finance, Advisory & Consultancy, Change & Transformation, Cyber Security, Information Technology (IT), Risk & Compliance


£65,000 to £75,000 Per Annum


Benefits and bonus package, includes high level pension and 30 day paid holiday


London (hybrid)

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Business Resilience Manager

Salary: £65k

Location: London (hybrid)

Benefits and bonus package, includes high level pension and 30 day paid holiday


The role

This role will lead the delivery of the SIMEX exercise program. This will include collaboration with key stakeholders e.g. the Bank of England and industry participants. This ranges from supporting the design of various scenarios that effectively stress test the financial sector and response capabilities, to leading the planning and logistics for the exercises. The role will play a pivotal part in execution, in managing its governance and in the documentation of its findings and creating a programme of work to deliver enhancements. Working closely with other regulatory and business groups and IR professionals.

Key responsibilities

SIMEX, occurs every two years, the next being in 2024. This exercise consists of around 9 months of planning with execution of the exercise towards the end of the calendar year. A findings report and a programme for delivering sector enhancements follows this.

  • Working with industry and the other stakeholders to support the design of the scenario that would effectively stress test the financial services sector and key response tools, including liaising with industry, regulators and Government to inform the scenario.
  • Supporting the governance for SIMEX, including leading on the design and documentation of planning and logistics for the exercise. This would include ownership of master events list etc.
  • Support exercise governance through documentation and leading on actions.
  • Lead on the drafting of the technical findings report and support the industry and Bank of England in drafting the lessons learned and full report.
  • Lead the design of the findings into a programme.

Additionally technical exercises are undertaken on non-SIMEX years. There are usually two during a calendar year.

  • Support stakeholders in delivering two technical exercises on non-SIMEX years, including design of the scenario, and managing logistics.

Single Company Exercise (SCE)

  • Where appropriate, sector exercises may be developed into a desktop version called the SCE so that firms can utilise the materials for their own scenario testing and exercising needs. This role would play a leading part in developing exercises into SCE versions for publication. 

More information 

  • Support the ongoing evolution and enhancement of our client’s risk register. 
  • Support wider activity as it links to exercising and scenarios, such as the development scenario library activity.
  • Support the wider policy teams where required.




  • A degree or other equivalent, relevant qualification.
  • Relevant business continuity qualifications an advantage but not essential.
  • Experience of coordinating and leading testing exercises (can be from within) within a financial services environment, Government, military, policing or similar setting may be considered.
  • Project management experience, including managing and chairing steering committees, and developing project reports, artefacts and minutes.
  • Engaging with senior stakeholders across regulators, Government and industry including experience in resolving different views between key participants.
  • Research, design and content development, analysis, briefing and drafting, including writing papers, media content, blogs and online material
  • Senior intelligence or data analysis or case development
  • Capable of taking the lead as the subject matter expert and credibly presenting to Boards or high-level governance committees.
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills, together with the ability to effectively manage stakeholder relationships.  
  • Ability to work within multidisciplinary project teams, provide input to others’ work and deliver excellent outcomes in a timely and agile way.


Right to work

Applicants must legally have the right to reside and work in the UK.


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About Brimstone Consulting: We specialise in finding highly qualified staff in the following areas:
Forensic Accounting & Fraud - (AML/CTF, Investigation, CFE’s etc.); Legal and LegalTech (E-Discovery, Digital Forensics, EDRM); Big Data and Data Analytics- (MI/BI/CI);InfoSec and Cyber Crime; Audit; Accountancy and Finance; FinTech (Payments etc.);Risk - (Credit, Regulatory, Liquidity, Market, Analysts-SAS, SPSS etc.);Compliance/Corporate Governance ;IT- (full SDLC- BA’s PM’s , Architects, Developers etc.);

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